Chocolate Smoothie

chocolate smoothie

Please note that this is NOT a good choice for weight loss. It is however a great post workout smoothie for people who are putting on muscle and has lots of protein and antioxidants.

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup vanilla nonfat yogurt
3 tablespoons chocolate sauce/syrup
3 tablespoons powdered almonds (can use peanut butter instead)
1 teaspoon flaxseed oil

Directions:

Blend together, add ice if you want it thicker.

Sweet Pineapple Smoothie

pineapple smoothie

It’s April and with tropical fruits like pineapple coming into season I can’t be happier. I adore pineapple. I love hitting the produce aisle and picking up fresh pineapple and just eating it plain with nothing added. Soo good if it’s ripe enough. 1 serving of pineapple (around 150 grams or so) is more than a whole day worth of vitamin C requirements. Just beware that there is a high natural sugar content so you don’t want to overdo it too much!

Ingredients:

1 c. fresh orange juice (you can use 1 can frozen juice instead if you double the rest of the recipe)
1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple, undrained (fresh pineapple will work too. Use about a cup of pineapple, 1/4 c. water, and 2 tsp. sugar)
2 med. bananas (sliced)
1 (8 oz.) carton plain or vanilla yogurt
1 c. crushed ice

Directions:

Combine everything except yogurt in the blender and whirl until smooth.
Add yogurt and whirl until blended.
Serve.

Best Winter Smoothie Recipe – Low Fat Blueberry Orange Smoothie

Blueberry Orange Smoothie

Offering tons of antioxidants along with calcium and vitamin C this smoothie is a great way to start the day.

Ingredients:

2-1/2 cups frozen blueberries
8 ounces plain or vanilla low fat yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup skim milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Protein powder (optional)

Directions:

Whirl all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately.

Peach & Raspberry Smoothie

Peach & Raspberry Smoothie

For just over 300 calories you get protein, oodles of antioxidants, potassium, a more than a full serving of calcium you can’t go wrong. Add in just how tasty this smoothie is and you’ll see why we so highly recommend it. Note that you can use fresh fruit it just wont be as thick.

Ingredients:

1/2 peach, sliced and frozen
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
8 oz vanilla yogurt
2 scoops soy protein powder
1/2 cup non fat milk

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

Berry Oatmeal Smoothie

berry oatmeal smoothie

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup of raspberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup of skim milk
1/4 plain or vanilla nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup of Old Fashioned Quaker Oats (I grind these to dust in my food processor but it’s not necessary)

2 scoops vanilla protein powder (optional)
*Water to thin it down to taste (optional)
1 med banana (optional)

Directions:

1. Place all ingredients in a blender.

2. Blend until you’re happy with the texture. You may add some water to make it thinner, but it’s not necessary.

Frothy Pineapple Smoothie

pineapple smoothie

Pineapple is an awesome source of Vitamin C and Manganese, but also Dietary Fiber, Thiamin, Vitamin B6 and Copper and this is the best pineapple smoothie for all those vitamins. The downside is that it’s not as low in calories as most fruits so while you should eat it, you should definitely do so in moderation if you’re watching your weight.

Ingredients:

1 c. pineapple juice or water (any juice will work, but the taste will change)
1 can crushed pineapple, undrained
2 fresh or frozen bananas
2 t. honey
1 c. vanilla yogurt
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
3-5 ice cubes

Directions:

Blend all ingredients on low until mixed, turn to high until frothy and smooth.

Summer Smoothie

summer smoothieHow does protein, antioxidants, water, potassium, vitamin C, and calcium sound? Not only does this smoothie have all of the above healthy stuff and more, it tastes great!

Ingredients

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 cup orange juice, divided
6 strawberries, washed and hulled
1 ripe banana
1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
6 large ice cubes

Directions:

Additional strawberries and orange slices, for garnish sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cups orange juice in saucepan, let stand 1 minute. Over low heat, stir until gelatin completely dissolves, about 2 minutes. Blend remaining orange juice, strawberries, banana and vanilla yogurt in blender at high speed until smooth. Add gelatin mixture, process until blended. Add ice cubes, process at high speed until smooth and frosty. Garnish with additional strawberries and orange slices. Serve immediately.

Calories: 198 Carbs: 67 Fat: 1.9 Protein: 6.7